Friday, May 4, 2012

Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub—Homemade Gift for Mother’s Day


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Before I post another recipe for Mother’s Day, I want to share a quick Homemade gift idea that you’ll love.  Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub!  Who wouldn’t want to be pampered and have smooth and silky skin?  Plus, smelling amazing after a massage?  Yup, you can achieve all of the above with this budget friendly homemade gift.  Winking smile  This super simple Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub is the answer!

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Honestly, I love receiving homemade gift because it just shows how much someone cares to take the time and love to make me something from scratch.  This Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub certainly is luscious, yet super simple to put together.  I made this sugar scrub for a few friends, who just became new Moms not long ago and they adore this scrub.  With this sugar scrub, they don't have to head to a salon, but still can feel beautiful and pamper themselves at home.

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The ingredients in the scrub are super simple as well.  They are Meyer Lemon zest, sugar, organic virgin coconut oil, and organic extra virgin olive oil.  That’s all!  It smelled wonderful and amazing as I was putting it together.  Please try to refrain yourself from eating a spoonful of it during the process!  I know, it’s very tempting.  Yes, it’s completely edible, but I don’t recommend it.  Unless….unless….never mind.  Smile with tongue out

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To use, simply take a spoonful (or more) of the scrub, gently massage it on your hands, your feet, elbows, or wherever your skin feels rough and needs some love.  Simply rinse it off with lukewarm water afterwards.  You’ll have the most amazing, soft, and silky skin after the massage.  Please consider doubling or even tripling the recipe if you’re making more than one jar.  It’ll be nice to make some extra for yourself to enjoy as well.  Remember, presentation counts.  So, try to decorate it a bit by adding a nice label and line a tissue paper/cloth with elegant prints on the lid.  I love storing the scrub in the mason jars.  They are so convenience.  Smile 

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Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub: (Printable Recipe)

Makes 1 (1 cup) jar

Zest of 2 Meyer Lemons (you can substitute with regular lemon as well)
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of organic virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil

In a medium mixing bowl, simple stir all ingredient together until well blended.  My coconut oil solidified a little at room temperature and that’s totally fine.  Do not heat it up to melt it, as the heat might melt the sugar.  Simple mix all ingredient with a wooden spoon and it’ll come together.



43 comments:

  1. What a great idea! You are right, I might be temped to eat it.

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    1. :P It certainly smells great. Maybe I should create a coconut and Meyer lemon cake in the future.

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    2. I made some of this and my dog got it and ate the whole thing!!

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  2. Oh I bet this is wonderful!!


    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/16-mothers-day-crafts/
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring my Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub in your wrap up. Much appreciated. :)

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  3. Great idea. Would be great for a mom gift or teacher gift!!! Love it! Thanks. I found you from TidyMom's wrap up.

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    1. Oh, that's right, Lisa. Teacher appreciation day is coming right up. :) Thanks for the suggestion.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it really smells wonderful. Can't help but take some deep breath whenever I use it. :)

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  5. Sounds wonderful...concerned with how well it keeps though. Do the oils help preserve the zest? How "shelf stable" is this? Thanks!
    nanaonwheels@yahoo.com

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    1. That's very good question. I made my jar 2 weeks ago and it's still just I've just made it. The oil and sugar preserves the zest wonderfully. I kept mine in a dark cool place without direct sun light in room temperature. But you can also use lemon extract to replace the zest if that's your preference. :) Hope that helps.

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  6. I highlighted this wonderful idea on my little blog at http://wadelmat.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for featuring my Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub on your blog. Much appreciated. :)

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  7. Great idea! I need to make some this week : )

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    1. :) Thanks...I'm sure you'll love it.

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  8. Yum! If I were to substitute lemon extract, how much would I use? Thanks!

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    1. Around 2 teaspoons of lemon extract. :) Have a happy weekend and enjoy the scrub!

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  9. I love this idea! Haha I'll make sure I won't eat it... but tempted with such delicious smell. xD This is a great homemade Mother's Day gift!

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    1. I've been using it since I've made an extra jar for myself and love it. :) I'm glad you love this idea. Wish you a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day!

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  11. A friend of my mom's made her a homemade lemon just like this, and she loved it!

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  12. Oh, how cool is this! Thanks for sharing it. YOu're the greatest.
    Kristy

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  13. This is great! I'm making it as a teacher's gift!

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  14. Great to make for a sleepover! Wouldn't it be great to make enough for all the girls and their mothers!

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    1. Oh yeah, that would be really fun and I'm sure all the girls and moms would appreciate it. :)

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  15. What is a "Meyer lemon" ? Is that just a name of a brand of lemon or does it matter. Does it have to be organic coconut oil and olive oil? Just wondering...

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    1. Meyer Lemon is a type of lemon, not a brand. It's a cross between a true lemon and either a mandarin or common orange. The skin is fragrant and thin. The color is a deep yellow with a slight orange tint when ripe. Meyer lemon has a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common lemon.

      Since we're using a small amount of coconut and olive oil here, it's better to use the best quality ingredients as you can get. I would only trust organic ones. Plus, I don't want to risk putting second best ingredients on my skin. But that's just me. :) Hope the information helps.

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  16. Hi! Stumbled upon this post when looking up recipes, and this looks amazing! I'm attempting it for christmas gifts this year! (: How extremely jolly. May I ask though, if I could substitue the coconut oil for something else? Would adding an extra portion of EVOO be alright, or should I go for others like mineral or baby oils? Please advice, thanks in advance! (:

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    1. Thank you, Ivy. Glad you like this Homemade gift idea. :)

      You can definitely substitute the coconut oil for another kind of oil. It'll be good to use something organic and doesn't have a strong flavor or color. EVOO often has a greenish tone and it might alter the gorgeous yellow color of the lemon zests. I personally love the coconut fragrant from the coconut oil. But you can use other vegetable oil that you like. :) Happy Holidays to you. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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    2. Oooh. Thank you so much!! I think I might try out the baby oil then! Happy holidays to you too Amy!

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    3. You're very welcome. Yes, I think baby oil should work well. :) Thank you, Ivy.

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  17. Just hopped over from your lavender salt, and I'm making this one too! Wonderful ideas!!

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    1. Thank you for trying the recipes. I love them both, enjoy. :)

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  18. Guess what Amy? My 12 yr old, made this very scrub for me for Mother's Day. She got it from Pinterest but it was your recipe! It really is wonderful. My skin feels so soft :)

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    1. Oh....that's so sweet of your daughter to make you a homemade gift for Mother's Day. What an coincident that she picked my recipe. I love that this recipe is so easy to put together, really smells wonderful and work wonders on the skin. Thank you for letting me know that you loved it. Enjoy. :) Happy Belated Mother's Day to you.

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  19. Amazing idea Amy.. Wish I could have seen this post before Mother's day.. Thanks for sharing dear :-)

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  20. I made it as a bday gift it rocked!!

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    1. Cool! Thank you so much for trying the recipe and let me know you loved it. :)

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  21. I made it as a bday gift it rocked!!

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  22. If using Lemon essential oil instead of the lemon zest ..how many drops do you suggest I use?

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    1. A few drops goes a long way. You can always add more but you can't "take it out".

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  23. on the oils are these the same used for cooking or specialty oils?

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    1. Yes, I used the same one as in my cooking. Those are the best quality. No need to get separate oil for this scrub. ;)

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